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Two young women travel by car and tent through East Germany, Poland, U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania in 1969. This included flying to Baku, Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand. The photos are from colour slides which have been scanned, the text from diaries, letters and memory.


About the Author

Ruth Lathlean
banksias Canberra, Australia

I love to travel and have been to over 100 countries. I hope to make more books by scanning many of the colour slides I have from my earlier trips.

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banksias says

Thenk you for your comment. I have just looked at your book on Romania. Your photographs give a real feel for the countryside and people. I don't think the country seems much different in the 90's to the 60's when I was there. Today? Who knows? I am continuing to scan many of my slides and make books on other travels long ago.

posted at 05:00pm Apr 12 PST


irvd2x says

What a journey! Thank you for turning this into a book. I enjoyed the fact that in spite of the modest photographic equipment, you obviously had a passion to document your travels with film.Even the faded sense of color adds to the sense of the history of your trip.I wonder what a follow up trip would reveal?

posted at 12:04pm Apr 12 PST

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